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Question 1: [16] While making his way to the ________ (MCG) for the match, Ponsford had to walk through demonstrators carrying placards that denounced his selection at the expense of Armstrong.
Olympic Park StadiumPrinces Park (stadium)Docklands StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground

Question 2: [35] He made a good start to the tour, scoring a century (110*) in his first innings at Lord's against the ________ in May.
Marylebone Cricket ClubLondon Cricket Club1787 English cricket seasonMiddlesex county cricket teams

Question 3: [3] His father was a postman whose family had emigrated from Devon to ________ to work in the mines during the 1850s gold rush.
MelbourneBallarat, VictoriaVictoria (Australia)Bendigo, Victoria

Question 4: He started the season by hitting 214 runs (out of a Victoria team total of 315) against South Australia at the ________ and followed this with 151 at the MCG against Queensland.
Docklands StadiumStadium AustraliaAdelaide OvalWACA Ground

Question 5: [118] In 2000, Ponsford and ________ were chosen to open the batting for the Australian Cricket Board's Team of the Century, a theoretical selection of the best team of Australian cricketers of the 20th century.
Ray LindwallNeil HarveyKeith MillerArthur Morris

Question 6: He was appointed to an unspecified office job working for the club secretary ________, which required him to transfer his cricket and baseball allegiances from St Kilda to Melbourne.
Hugh TrumbleClem HillWarwick ArmstrongHarry Trott

Question 7: Over the three matches, won by the Australians, Ponsford made five safe hits, gained eight bases and his ________ was .357.
On-base percentageBatting averageGrand slam (baseball)Home run

Question 8: [90][91] Ponsford's new role included managing the staffing arrangements and crowd control at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for ________ and cricket matches.
International rules footballRec footyAustralian rules footballHurling

Question 9: [36] Unfortunately for Ponsford, ________ caused him to miss three weeks of cricket in June and he was not chosen for the first three Tests of the English summer.
BronchiolitisAcute pharyngitisTonsillitisSinusitis

Question 10: [99] An infection after an operation in 1988 saw Ponsford admitted to a ________ in nearby Kyneton.
United KingdomElderly careMedicare (United States)Nursing home







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